Zig Ziglar Biography, Age, Wife, Cause of Death, Net Worth, Books, Motivational Quotes, Wikipedia, Siblings, Children

Zig Ziglar Biography: Age, Wife, Cause of Death, Net Worth, Books, Motivational Quotes, Wikipedia, Siblings, Children

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Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar (born November 6, 1926 – Died November 28, 2012) was a celebrated author, inspiring motivational speaker, and convincing salesman.

He authored over 30 books and spoke on different platforms to thousands of audiences across the globe.

The award-winning author died of pneumonia in November 2012 at the age of 86.

Zig Ziglar
Zig Ziglar: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar
Stage Name: Zig Ziglar
Born: 6 November 1926
Died: 28 November 2012
Age: 86 years old
Place of Birth: Coffee County, Alabama, United States
Nationality: American
Parents: John Silas Ziglar, Lila Wescott Ziglar
Children: Tom Ziglar, Julie Ziglar Norman, Suzan Ziglar Witmeyer, Cindy Ziglar Oates
Height: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Wife • Spouse: Jean Ziglar (m. 1946–2012)
Occupation: Author • Businessman
Net Worth: $15 million

Early Life

Zig Ziglar was born to John Silas Ziglar and Lila Wescott Ziglar in Alabama. He was the tenth of 12 children and the youngest boy.

At the tender age of five, he moved with his family to Yazoo city in Mississippi, a town that he expended many of his childhood days.

Zig Ziglar joined the Navy in 1943. He participated in the V-12 Navy College Training Program at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina but left after two years in 1945.

He had many challenges during his childhood days, which hindered his study, which necessitated him to drop out of college in 1947.

Zig Ziglar started writing and motivating people at the age of 15, talent and charisma that he later developed as his career path.

At the age of 86, the iconic public speaker and author died from pneumonia at a hospital in Plano, Texas, and he was rested in McKinney, Texas.


Zig Ziglar graduated from Hinds community college before furthering his career at the University of South Carolina.


Zig Ziglar began his speaking and authoring career in 1947. After he dropped out of college, he became interested in self-help and motivational speaking and gave his speeches. In 1963, he became a chartered member of American Salesmasters.

As a motivational speaker, he spoke extensively in different conferences and seminars, including the National Association of Sales Education (NASE).

Zig Ziglar is the founder of the Zigmanship Institute, later known as Ziglar, Inc.

Due to loss of memory and health challenges, Zig Ziglar retired from motivational seminars in 2010, just two years before his demise.


  • Biscuits, Fleas & Pump Handles: Zig Ziglar’s Key to “More”
  • See You at the Top
  • Confessions Of A Happy Christian
  • Zig Ziglar’s Secrets of Closing the Sale
  • Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World
  • Top Performance: How to Develop Excellence in Yourself and Others
  • Over the Top
  • Success for Dummies
  • Something Else To SMILE About
  • Network Marketing For Dummies
  • Selling 101: What Every Successful Sales Professional Needs to Know
  • Confessions of a Grieving Christian
  • The Autobiography of Zig Ziglar
  • Courtship After Marriage: Romance Can Last a Lifetime
  • Better Than Good: Creating a Life You Can’t Wait to Live
  • Embrace the Struggle: Living Life on Life’s Terms
  • Born to Win: Find Your Success Code

Social Media

  • Instagram handle – @bahlehadebe
  • Twitter handle – @Bahlehadebe

Personal Life

The experienced author, Zig Ziglar met his wife,  Jean Ziglar, in 1944, in Mississippi.

He was barely 17, and she was 16; they married in late 1946 after two years of courtship. Their union was with four children; Tom ZiglarJulie Ziglar NormanSuzan Ziglar Witmeyer, and Cindy Ziglar Oates.

Zig Ziglar is a devoted Christian, a Baptist, who integrated Christianity into his motivational work. He was also a staunch Republican.

Net Worth

Zig Ziglar is one of the most celebrated American author with lots of motivation to the new generation, the highly celebrated author has a net worth of $15 million.

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